Executive Director Job Announcement

The Music for Healing & Transition Program, Inc. (MHTP) is taking applications now through July 7th, 2017, for the position of Executive Director.

The position of Executive Director (ED) is a part-time (average 30 hours per week) staff position responsible for overall management and leadership in implementing the Music for Healing & Transition Program Board of Directors (Board) policies in a manner consistent with the mission and goals of the organization. The majority of the work is managerial and administrative, and includes development. Some travel is required, paid for by MHTP. 

MHTP’s ED is employed as an independent contractor. The ED must be able to have flexible work hours for monthly and annual Board of Directors (Board) and committee meetings, conferences, and other duties. 

The ED works from her or his home office. MHTP will cover reasonable expenses for any office equipment used primarily for MHTP work. All other miscellaneous office expenses for MHTP work will be paid for by MHTP. For financial purposes the ED must conduct all MHTP monetary business through separate accounts set up at his or her local bank.

Requirements for Application

Interested applicants must submit the following materials electronically as described below:

  1. Your current resume. Include details of positions held (paid and unpaid) that relate to the duties of Executive Director as described in the Job Description below. 
  2. Your written responses explaining how you have gained the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) listed below. Address each of the KSAs thoroughly, individually, and clearly note how you obtained the KSAs through prior positions or life experience. 
  3. Your written response to the following: “Please reflect on and tell us why you would like to become the Executive Director of MHTP.” 
  4. Three letters of reference from individuals who can speak to your abilities related to the position of the MHTP ED as described in this Job Announcement and in the Job Description (PDF)

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applications will be accepted immediately and through July 7th, 2017. Please send all materials listed above electronically to the MHTP President of The Board, Carol J. Spears

Any supplemental application materials, such as evaluations from prior positions, if not available in electronic format, may be postal mailed to Carol 1305 Ballesteros Drive, The Villages, FL 32162, and must arrive by July 7th.  

Applicants will be rated based on their qualifications for this position as shown by the education, experience, and training related on their resume and responses to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. Please be specific and detailed in responses to the KSAs. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for Incumbent

1. To Implement MHTP Board policy and decisions: 

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a Board of Directors
  • A broad knowledge of not-for-profit organization management
  • Ability in managerial skills
  • Skill in development and monitoring of operational goals

2. To Monitor and oversee financial management: 

  • Demonstrated skill in all aspects of sound financial management, budget development and management
  • Ability to use financial mgt. software programs, e.g., Quickbooks

3. To Manage and Oversee Development: 

  • Knowledge of fund-raising and donor relationships
  • Knowledge of grant writing and management

4. To Conduct Outreach to the community: 

  • Ability to represent MHTP to, and network proactively with, others, e.g. 
  • A strong ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally and use of presentation tools, e.g. Powerpoint 
  • Knowledge of media relations, including social media
  • Skill in marketing

5. To Manage MHTP’s Education Program: 

  • Knowledge of therapeutic music principles and application
  • Knowledge of adult education principles
  • Ability to think creatively to assess and develop educational programs

6. To Provide Supervision

  • Ability to manage extensively through virtual communication
  • Skill and experience with all aspects of supervision of others
  • Ability to delegate and monitor work to others

7. To Manage Administrative Operations: 

  • Ability to work with common electronic media, e.g.: Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools, e.g. Powerpoint
  • Ability to manage a complex and varied work environment
  • Ability to create and/or manage documents, e.g. policies, Standard Operating Procedures, social networking
  • Ability to be flexible in work hours as needed

View the full Job Description for Executive Director of MHTP (PDF)

Applications will be accepted immediately and through July 7th, 2017. Please send all materials listed above electronically to the MHTP President of The Board, Carol J. Spears

Any supplemental application materials, such as evaluations from prior positions, if not available in electronic format, may be postal mailed to Carol 1305 Ballesteros Drive, The Villages, FL 32162, and must arrive by July 7th.  

Applicants will be rated based on their qualifications for this position as shown by the education, experience, and training related on their resume and responses to the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. Paid and unpaid experience will be considered. Please be specific and detailed in responses to the KSAs. 

MHTP is an equal opportunity employer. MHTP prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the
basis of gender, race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.